|Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out - TED.com|
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; fashion; feminism; tedx; youth; TEDxTeen; 2012
|Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism - TED.com|
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; blog; culture; feminism; history; women; writing; 2010
|Laura Boushnak: For these women, reading is a daring act - TED.com|
In some parts of the world, half of the women lack basic reading and writing skills. The reasons vary, but in many cases, literacy isn't valued by fathers, husbands, even mothers. Photographer and TED Fellow Laura Boushnak traveled to countries including Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia to highlight brave women — schoolgirls, political activists, 60-year-old moms — who are fighting the statistics.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; Islam; Middle East; TED Fellows; education; feminism; photography; women; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings - TED.com|
Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; Middle East; activism; education; feminism; violence; women; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014